Sunday, September 09, 2007
PBS - The Propaganda Broadcasting System
Here is the PBS programming schedule for this week. All program descriptions below are taken verbatim from the weekly television schedule included in the Sunday Minneapolis Red Star North Korean Tribune.
Let's see if PBS has an agenda.
Monday, September 10
Program: Generation Next 2.0
Description: Judy Woodruff travels across the U.S. to explore the attitudes and culture of people aged 16-25, who face a future of complex global challenges. [Or will George W. Bush destroy the globe before these youngsters even get a chance to protest? - Drake]
Description: "Made In L.A." - Three Latina garment workers fight for better working conditions, waging a three-year battle to bring a major clothing retailer to the negotiating table. Subtitled - English. [A garment company employing workers in Liberal Los Angeles isn't paying these workers $35/hour with free medical and dental care and free daycare for their children? Shocked - I am shocked, I tell you - shocked! - Drake]
Tuesday, September 11
Description: "Building On Ground Zero" - The collapse of the World Trade Center and improvements to construction and security of other important structures. [What - did something bad happen to the World Trade Center buildings? One wouldn't know from PBS. - Drake]
Program: Wide Angle
Description: "A Woman Among Warlords" - Malalai Joya campaigns for Afghanistan's parliament, meeting with clan leaders, opium kings and girls pressured to marry old men. [The description makes it sound as if Afghanistan isn't Shangri La. It would be, if only U.S. Military Troops were not there. Does Roman Polanski made a cameo appearance as an old man cavorting with a 3-year old girl? We'll have to watch the program to find out! - Drake]
Program: The Story of Ladybird Johnson
Description: The first lady augments Lyndon Johnson's presidency and plays important roles in conservation, Head Start and the national movement for beautification. [No mention will be made at how the Johnson family personally enriched themselves with government contracts to Brown and Root and Halliburton. - Drake]
Wednesday, September 12
Program: Brown Is The New Green: George Lopez and the American Dream
Description: George Lopez's life and career are the focus of a study on how American media and Hispanic marketing shape Latino identity. [To paraphrase a line from the character Chris, the son on the animated sitcom "Family Guy", promoting George Lopez in any manner only serves the illusion and myth that George Lopez is funny. - Drake]
Program: American Masters
Description: "Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends" - Tony Bennett, born in New York's Little Italy, enjoys an international career, selling 50 million records and winning 50 Grammy Awards. [I like Tony Bennett's music a lot, but politically he's a Bush Hater and I'm sure this will somehow make its way into the program. Just sing, old man, sing. - Drake]
Thursday, September 13
Program: When Nature Strikes Back
Description: "Monsoon: The Wind With Three Faces" - People who have been affected by monsoon storms in the United States and Mexico; problems encountered while researching monsoons. [Oh, how none of this would have occurred had Bush signed the Kyoto Treaty. - Drake]
Friday, September 14
Program: One Man's Journey
Description: "Into The Great Solitude" - Explorer Robert Perkins embarks on a canoe trip through the Canadian Arctic. [Where, no doubt, polar bears are dying and glaciers melting at a record pace. - Drake]
Description: "Iraq: Stories From the Battlefield" - The 3rd Infantry Division redeploys to Iraq. [Doom and gloom portrayal of Bush's illegal war and occupation of Iraq? - Drake]
No...no political agenda or bias on PBS, it's completely objective and neutral.
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